ABC’s of Aging

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Here is a cute little poem about aging. It came through my email a few days ago and I thought I would share it. 

 

ABC’s Of Aging

A is for arthritis,
B is for bad back,
C is for the chest pains. Corned Beef? Cardiac?
D is for dental decay and decline,

E is for eyesight – can’t read that top line.
F is for fissures and fluid retention
G is for gas (which I’d rather not mention
and not to forget other gastrointestinal glitches)
H is high blood pressure
I is for itches, and lots of incisions
J is for joints, that now fail to flex
L is for libido – what happened to sex?
Wait! I forgot about K!
K is for my knees that crack all the time
(But forgive me, I get a few lapses in my
M-memory from time to time)
N is for nerve (pinched) and neck (stiff) and neurosis
O is for osteo-for all the bones that crack
P is for prescriptions, that cost a small fortune
Q is for queasiness. Fatal or just the flu?
Give me another pill and I’ll be good as new!
R is for reflux – one meal turns into two
S is for sleepless nights,
counting fears on how to pay my medical bills!
T is for tinnitus – I hear bells in my ears
and the word “terminal” also rings too near
U is for urinary and the difficulties that flow (or not)
V is for vertigo, as life spins by
W is worry, for pains yet unfound
X is for X ray – and what one might find
Y is for year (another one I’m still alive).
Z is for zest
For surviving the symptoms my body’s deployed,
And keeping twenty-six doctors gainfully employed.

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Rebecca is a boy mom, traveler, Disney addict, chocolate lover, and tea drinker. She lives in Florida and enjoys good food, good music, and a great book. Her goal in life is to live in the moment and to always be open to new things.

11 Comments

  1. OUCH! Scary and… well, funny… but mostly scary! I'm 45 and praying… it's been working so far or am I just plain lucky!
    Hugs
    Jon

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